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Table top Chestnut mushroom grow kit!
Chestnut Mushroom Kit Instructions
Your mushroom kit will arrive ready to fruit, so please follow instructions carefully to ensure success!
Storing Your Kit
If you’re unable to give your mushroom kit the attention it needs right away, you can store it for 3-4 weeks in your refrigerator. Generally, the warmer it is the faster it will grow. Remember: your kit contains a living organism and it can die if you neglect it too long.
Fruiting Your Bag
1.Set your bag on a dinner plate, tray or in a shallow plastic. Set the bag somewhere you will see it often like the kitchen, laundry room or bathroom.
2.Make 1 long slit on any side of the mushroom block that touches the bag.
3.Fold down the top of the bag and secure it tightly against the block with tape or a rubber band.
4.Take a plastic grocery bag and poke slits all over the bag. Mist the block thoroughly and place the bag over the block. This will act as a humidity tent for your mushrooms. Mist with water 2-3 times a day to keep the block damp.
5.Wait for the mushrooms to grow! This usually takes about 2-3 weeks for chestnut mushrooms.(They are slow-pokes)
- Clusters of mushrooms will begin to form from the slits. To harvest, twist and pull the cluster gently from the block.
- After the first harvest keep spraying twice daily and another flush of mushrooms will eventually grow out of the slits in a few weeks!
Humidity: High humidity is essential for growing healthy mushrooms. Make sure you keep the mushroom block misted. Mushrooms will not grow in a dry environment.
Light: Light quality is important and commonly overlooked. The best possible lighting is indirect sunlight through a window. You can also use fluorescent or LED lights.
Fresh Air and Temperature: The mushroom mycelium in your bag is alive! It needs to breathe oxygen and exhale co2 to survive. Cutting slits in your bag helps accomplish this. The ideal temperature is anywhere from 55-75F.
Parting Notes: Once your mushroom block starts producing, it will be at the peak of its production for the first 2 months. Eventually, though, your block will contaminate. This is normal. You may observe green or black mold, similar to what you would see on moldy cheese or bread. Once this happens, simply place it outside in indirect sunlight and keep it watered. It may continue to produce more mushrooms.Good luck and happy shrooming! Have more questions? Contact Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org